Secs. Rick Perry and Sonny Perdue to Visit Waynesboro Friday

From a media advisory from Georgia Power:

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry will join U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue; Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp; Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Tom Fanning; Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers; and Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions on Friday, March 22, to deliver remarks and tour Georgia Power’s Vogtle 3 & 4 construction site, where more than 7,000 workers are currently building the nation’s first new nuclear units in more than 30 years.

In addition, Georgia Public Service Commissioners Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Tim Echols, Chuck Eaton, Tricia Pridemore and Jason Shaw will also be in attendance, along with the Vogtle 3 & 4 co-owners: Oglethorpe Power President and CEO Mike Smith, MEAG Power President and CEO Jim Fuller and Dalton Utilities CEO Tom Bundros.

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“Federal and Georgia officials on Friday are expected to announce finalization of $3.7 billion in additional federal loan guarantees for the project, which is already billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.”
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Not sure why the Sec. of Agriculture is part of this, but whatever.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Prediction: Once additional backing is solidly in place, there will be another upward revision in expenses and increase in time to complete.

Sec of AG part of it? A ride home for a visit.